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By Thomas Kelly | Comments: ( 600 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

Jimmy Dolan, onetime roughneck construction worker, is now an Ivy League educated advance man for New York City s stubborn mayor But when he strikes out against the corrupt union boss at a power breakfast, he is fired and thrown back into the working class world he thought he had left behind Meanwhile, Jimmy s father, beloved by union members, is running for President ofJimmy Dolan, onetime roughneck construction worker, is now an Ivy League educated advance man for New York City s stubborn mayor But when he strikes out against the corrupt union boss at a power breakfast, he is fired and thrown back into the working class world he thought he had left behind Meanwhile, Jimmy s father, beloved by union members, is running for President of the Teamsters When his father is brutally muscled out of the race, Jimmy must risk his life, and that of his police officer girlfriend, to defend the interests of the union members.Set in the union halls, taverns, and half built skyscrapers of Manhattan, and populated by Irish racketeers, Italian mobsters, and Russian killers, The Rackets is a fast paced, literary thriller.The Rackets has earned Thomas Kelly comparisons to Richard Price, Nelson Algren and Mario Puzo, The Rackets cements Kelly s reputation as a talented urban novelist who knows how the city s players gain and maintain their power.


  • Title: The Rackets
  • Author: Thomas Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780452283268
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly b 1960 is the author of three novels set in New York City Born in New York, Kelly spent ten years as a construction worker and sandhog working in the subway tunnels beneath the city before attending Fordham University and Harvard University, where he received a master s degree in public administration Kelly parlayed his experience in union politics into a job as an advance man for the campaign of New York City mayor David Dinkins, an experience which would form the basis for some of his fiction.Kelly began writing in the mid 1990s, and published his debut, Payback, in 1997 A gritty look at the overlap between construction and the Mafia, it was critically acclaimed and adapted to film by David Mamet Kelly s other works are The Rackets 2001 , which was inspired by Kelly s experience working for City Hall, and Empire Rising 2005 , a historical novel about the construction of the Empire State Building.



Comments The Rackets

  • Theodore Kinni

    "Nothing's on the level" in NYC. A good read-well written, but not great. Not sure why it doesn't rise to the level of Richard Price's stuff, but it doesn't.


  • Courtney

    Jimmy Dolan, the Director of Advance for the Republican mayor of New York, is fired after a hotheaded exchange with Frankie Keefe, the Mafia-connected president of the local Teamsters who is running for reelection against Jimmy's father, makes front-page headlines. Overnight a political pariah, Jimmy seeks refuge among his old friends on the northern tip of Manhattan. Reunited with his old girlfriend Tara, now an NYPD cop, and Liam Brady, an ex- construction worker with an active commerce in ill [...]


  • Pamela Pickering

    Well, that didn't last long. Fully admitting that this was a book outside my normal genre I only made it through 71 pages and said to myself, "Why am I reading this? Why waste time with books I know I'm not going to like?" Hence, the book is abandoned. Honestly, I once again tried to go outside my comfort zone to broaden my horizons. Unfortunately, I still do not care for books that involve this type of subject manner and dialogue nor do I care for books that involve the mob or "rackets" as the [...]


  • J. Ewbank

    This is a different type of novel from the normal mystery. This story is about unions, union halls, taverns and the wars between those who want truth and honesty in the unions and those who represent organized crime.It is an interesting story and plot and is a good read, a fine read, in fact.I will read other books by this author.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"


  • Cheryl

    An interesting look into crime and politics in an "old Irish neighborhood" of New York City. (Dad would love this book) Plot thus far is standard for a wise guy book. We'll see if I increase the rating, when I finish. Ok, all finished and I am leaving this book at 2 stars, I was disappointed with then ending.


  • Sam

    Disappointing at bestThis could have been a good story but the author tried to include too many side stories that added nothing to the novel. The ending comes across as having been thrown together, as if the author said he was tired and didn't feel like writing anymore. Very disappointing to what started out as a good read.


  • JT

    Not a bad guys book. It has been a while since I've read this book but I remember enjoying it. It has that common New York underworld feel, the mafia, the police, and politicians all coming together for this story. Still if that is your genre, this is certaily a solid book to read.


  • Tulay

    I'm sure some people will this book a 5 stars.But it was not for me, author did lots of digging into the New York unions and politics. Mayor, Manhattan DA, greed, corruption, professional hit men, extortion, racketeering, kickbacks and killings.


  • columbialion

    Pulls no punches in telling how things get done in teamster unions in NYC


  • Michelle Geaney

    A very enjoyable movel set in New York. It had alot of politics but it was easy to understand it, and i completely recommend it.


  • Joe

    Enjoyable Novel covering New York Union Politics, corruption and Mafia dealings along with Irish immigrant families. Fast paced and gritty tale. Well worth a read. 3.5 stars for me.


  • Rod

    Fun read.


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